Amanda Laskey’s Best of 2014

January 13th, 2015 · 8 Comments · By

So I know I don’t actually live in Charlottesville anymore, but I lived there for 75% of the year so I’m going to count myself as a C-villian for 2014. As always, I am terrible about listening to music in a timely manner, so apologies if I missed something that was great. I’ll keep it […]

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Thursday (1/8): Left & Right, Wish List, Hibernator Gigs Revue @ The Tea Bazaar

January 6th, 2015 · 3 Comments · By

I was commissioned to write this by the new nailgunners because I am apparently the “recognized world authority on Left & Right”. But this show rules, so I’m always happy to write up something cool happening at my favorite venue in Charlottesville. Left & Right are a former Charlottesville band that moved to Philly a […]

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Punk at the Tea Bazaar, experimental electronics at The Southern

June 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on Punk at the Tea Bazaar, experimental electronics at The Southern · By

There are two rad shows happening tonight which is always a bummer in a city the size of Charlottesville, but alas, we must all make choices. Famous Cigarettes ((Split w/ Dust From 1000 Years)) by Bad History Month/Dust From 1000 Years At the Tea Bazaar, Bad History Month (formerly known as Fat History Month), will […]

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Saturday: Experimental Film, Punk, Bluegrass

April 26th, 2014 · Comments Off on Saturday: Experimental Film, Punk, Bluegrass · By

There are a ton of great events happening tonight in town. Apologies for the brevity, but I’ll just get you the information you need and put in some pretty pictures to fill out the space. Tonight at the Bridge PAI there is a collection of experimental audio visual performances. Short films are being paired with […]

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A Minimalist Approach to Your Tuesday

April 1st, 2014 · 6 Comments · By

There are two excellent events happening tonight in Charlottesville, though one event is already sold out. Over at UVA, Philip Glass is performing a solo piano concert as a part of a 3-day residency organized by the UVA Arts Board (of which I am proud to be a member). Last night, there was a student […]

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Angel Olsen at the Southern

February 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

I had the opportunity to see Angel Olsen in November of 2012 at the Tea Bazaar. I had heard a lot of buzz about her so I figured I would stop by. Since then I have been hooked. Olsen’s first two albums consisted of stripped down guitar and vocals, which were beautiful and powerful. On […]

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Deerhunter, Invisible Hand @ The Jefferson (win tickets!)

February 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Deerhunter, Invisible Hand @ The Jefferson (win tickets!) · By

Tomorrow, the excellent band Deerhunter will be gracing our town with a performance at the Jefferson. Deerhunter has been around for a long time, first creating weird noise jams, then streamlining into some pop goodness, now playing songs from their most recent album, a messy garage rock production. Bradford Cox is an excellent performer in […]

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Amanda Laskey’s Best of 2013

January 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · By

When making this post I used the opposite approach as James Ford – the fewer words the better. I, as a reader, know that it is somewhat comforting and self-validating to see that other people liked the same albums as you. I read year-end lists to see similarities, not to read the text, which is […]

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Weekend Round-Up 12/12-12/14

December 12th, 2013 · 5 Comments · By

Thursday 12/12/13 at the Tea Bazaar Guardian Alien is an avant-garde experimental band led by Greg Fox, formerly of the metal band Liturgy. (Now Liturgy has a a drum machine instead of the fantastic Mr. Fox). They’ve been releasing music on Thrill Jockey and their live performances are a weird, drone-y, continuous set. I caught […]

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Weekend Preview (Free Godspeed You! Black Emperor Tickets!)

October 18th, 2013 · 4 Comments · By

So there seems to be a good number of great concerts happening this weekend all over town. Here’s a brief preview of the highlights of the weekend. FRIDAY Alameda + Ben Seretan + Grand Banks at the Tea Bazaar. 9 PM. $7. Alameda plays indie folk music that draws influence from post-rock as well as […]

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